People Thinking Hilltop Securities Wins 2016 Internet Advertising Competition’s Best Investment Website Award

HilltopSecurities’ new website,, recently won the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Best Investment Website Award.

In 2015, HilltopSecurities engaged Dallas-based digital strategy firm Imaginuity to create a vibrant website that incorporated the firm’s various business lines into a unified, interactive and seamless experience for its current and prospective clients.

“HilltopSecurities is a bold, new firm that’s building on more than a century of combined history in the industry. We wanted to ensure that our online presence reflected this unique position and our vision for the future,” said Bob Peterson, President and Chief Operating Officer of HilltopSecurities. “Finding an agency with equal strategic, creative and technical strengths allowed us to launch a dynamic website that will continue to evolve and grow with our firm.”

Imaginuity and HilltopSecurities’ communications and technology teams worked together under tight compliance and merger timelines in order for the website’s launch to coincide with the public announcement of the merger of HilltopSecurities’ legacy companies, Southwest Securities and FirstSouthwest, on January 22, 2016.

“Our strategy, creative and technology teams love a challenge, particularly with clients who are committed to delivering an extremely high quality end result,” said Corbett Guest, Chief Executive Officer of Imaginuity. “The HilltopSecurities team was heavily invested in the success of this engagement—the teams worked side by side every step along the way, and the results have been clearly recognized by the industry and this award.”


Imaginuity’s Naomy Jones presenting IAC Award to Ben Brooks, HilltopSecurities Director of Corporate Communications; David Rhodes, HilltopSecurities Director of Application Development; and Bob Peterson, HilltopSecurities President and Chief Operating Officer.


About Hilltop Securities Inc.

Hilltop Securities Inc., a member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, delivers the forthright advice and tailored solutions necessary for municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers and individuals to thrive. The financial services firm and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of focus include public finance; municipal and taxable fixed income underwriting, sales and trading; equity and portfolio trading; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; corporate finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending and National Lloyds Corporation.

About Imaginuity Interactive

Imaginuity is a full-service, digital marketing agency and consultancy that enables complex organizations to create and manage meaningful customer connections for the digital age. An independent agency based in the Southwest, Imaginuity has been nationally recognized for creative excellence. Service areas include Digital Strategy, Creative, Web Development, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Search Engine Optimization & Marketing and Analytics & Reporting.

About IAC Awards

The Internet Advertising Competition Awards were developed by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the inviduals and organizations responsible for creating work and showcasing the award winning internet advertising.